Youngman (Puketeraki) Hut

Mosley59 2 Dec 2017 High route marked acceptably and not too overgrown. Low route via river not well marked and didn’t take it as wasn’t sure how safe/passable - turns out it is fine but no marker to show where the high route splits off. Hut in great condition (thanks Permolat!) but some very hungry sandflies. A bit of mesh on the window would help with bug-free ventilation if someone wants to pack it in.
NadineSam NadineSam 30 Jul 2016 Nice tidy hut. We walked in via the Youngman Stream track, about 5 hours. We had terribly wet weather and were very disappointed to find the hut sits on the other side of the river right at the end. So we had to end our tramp by wading through knee high water, and begin the next day with the same crossing and freshly wet boots. The hut was very nice though and we managed to put together enough wood to have the fire going. The next day we walked out via the Tarn Hut over Lilburne hill. We had one scare getting near the top of the hill when a wild pig ran across not far above us. The peak of Lilburne hill had a 360 degree view that was breathtaking. Tarn hut made for a great lunch stop, the tarn had completely frozen over and we were able to walk over it. Nice decent after that through the station back to the track junction then across the river ford and about an hour to the car park.
Kiwiflier 31 Aug 2014 Tidy Hut....Nice trip in and out.
mark1 mark1 9 Oct 2010